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Hunter II Coming Soon!

Yes, I know I suck at keeping up this blog. Trust me, every year when I renew it I ask myself if I should. But, like the road to hell, I have tons of good intentions.

Anywho…yes! For those of you who have asked, I am carrying on with the Hunter story line. Hunter II is currently in line waiting for the editor to take a look at it and tell me how horrible I am at putting words to paper. Luckily she enjoyed the story, but she made it painfully obvious that I still have a LOT to learn when it comes to sentence structure and everything else that makes writing important. At least I’m a decent story teller.

Hunter III

Once again, Jeffrey Kosh stepped up and created an awesome cover for me.

I can’t be like other authors and keep everything a secret until the day before publishing. Or wait and have a big cover release party or whatever it is they do these days. Oh no. As soon as he created it I plastered it all over Facebook.
I think three people saw it.

Anyway, we’re expecting this continuation to release sometime around the end of May. My birthday is mid June so worst case scenario, it could be my birthday present to you, the readers.

It’s funny. I had about seven different projects sitting around half finished. I had pretty much given up on writing. The only reason I finished Hunter was because Tracy wanted me to put something out. It was the only one that I was far enough along in to even remotely be able to finish within her timeline. The few who read it strongly suggested I continue the story. So I did. By the time I finished Hunter II, I was ready to go back and finish some of the other projects that were wasting space on my hard drive.

But lo…Hunter continued to call to me. So, I’m actually in the middle of Hunter III. Hopefully I can wrap this story up and leave it as a trilogy. At least that’s the plan. I know I don’t want to get so tied up in continuing the story that it sucks the joy out of writing again. It’s slowly found its way back to me and I want to ride this wave of momentum as long as it will let me.

So, there you have it. Hunter II should be out soon. Well, relatively soon. A lot can happen in a month, so keep your fingers crossed for me!

‘Til next time!

Happy reading!

 
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Posted by on April 24, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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Plea For Help!

I hate begging. I really do. I always swore I wouldn’t be that guy who blows up the feed of every group I belonged to with ‘buy my book’ ads. You know the people I’m talking about. You see their name in your notifications and you just know that if you go to whatever group it is, they’ll be pimping their work.

I don’t ever want to be that guy.

But here I am…hat in hand and kicking myself for doing this…but I need your help.

If you follow any of my stuff on social media, you know that Trident Comics has begun a Kickstarter to fund the conversion of the Monster Squad into a graphic novel. And you know that I am overly excited about this because both TWD and Preacher started life as graphic novels and it is my hope that eventually a copy of Monster Squad will end up in the right hands…however slight that chance may be. But, in order for any of that to happen, we have to get it funded first.

Please…if you can’t support the project, spread the word. Copy the link and plaster it anywhere you can think of to bring attention to it. The only way this will happen is with your help.

Thank you in advance to all of you willing to wave this banner!

 
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Posted by on January 6, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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Merry Christmas

I wanted to take a moment to wish all of you the merriest of Christmases and a bacon filled New Year!

2016 has been a hell of a year. We’ve seen too many great talents taken from us and an election season like none I could have imagined. We’ve had friends mourn the loss of loved ones and others celebrate the addition of new family members. I watched myself come out of a non-writing funk and release an exciting new series… and we were approached by Trident Comics and are about to start the kickstarter to convert the Monster Squad into a graphic novel.

It’s almost surreal as I look back on the year and what changes came to pass. Its funny how when things can seem at its lowest something else comes along that effectively breathes new life into a dying project.

I pray that your holidays are filled with joy and your 2017 is the biggest and best year yet. 

Merry Christmas!

 
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Posted by on December 24, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

No Movie…Yet

Okay, so I made a book trailer a while back.  All of my writer friends had trailers made and I was feeling left out. I contacted a couple of different services that make trailers I could afford but none could capture the vision I had. 

I tried contacting a few independent film makers. Holy smokes…you’d think I was asking for a feature film!  I tried calling the local university. Maybe a film or cinema student was  up to the challenge. No takers. 

Anywho, I got to watching some of the stuff on YouTube and the thought occurred to me,  why not make my own?  True,  I used clips from existing footage but I read through the fair use rules and it sounded like I was ok to run with my idea. I grabbed a karaoke version of the perfect song and used it as the background music. 

After I shared it on Facebook I realized that I had forgotten to say anything about the book series it was supposed to be advertising.  That led to numerous congratulatory messages for the upcoming movie…’Doh!

Anyway, here’s the finished trailer.  I know its nowhere near professional but I like it.  Feel free to share it and help me spread the word. 

Thanks yall! 

 
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Posted by on November 8, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

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Busy Weeks Ahead

Yes, I know. I haven’t been keeping up the old blog…but it’s been a bit busy around here.

I’m sure most of you have seen that Mind Trip has recently been released. It’s a collection of short stories that I’ve collected over the years. Hopefully they’ve been well received.

However, tonight I just pressed the button (so to speak) on the audio version of Wayward Son. Max Zener did another knockout job of continuing the Monster Squad series. As soon as Audible gives it the once over and approves it, it will be available for your listening pleasure.

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But wait, there’s more!

Expected around Turkey Day, you can enjoy Hunter!

Born of Viking stock, careered into the Swedish Navy, Sven Ericsson finds himself in the fabled New World. Away from the restraints of society, the young Northman is dragged into long nights of debauchery; nights that lead him into the waiting arms of a dark beauty who will change his very nature forever.
Fighting his new unnatural status, Sven steers clear of humanity, skulking along the fringe of society, and filling his inhuman need with the blood of the outcasts or the easily forgotten. A shadow among the shadows…until extraordinary events, centuries later, force him to emerge from the dark. A mishap of his own making pits Sven Ericsson into a moral quandary that will remind him what it means to be a warrior.
He is a killer.
A fighter.
A Hunter of his own kind.”

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Due Thanksgiving.

Now, for those who keep asking…yes. I do plan to continue the MS series. I’ve broken ground on MS9 but didn’t really like the direction it was going. That was why I decided to ‘clean my plate’ a bit and get finished some of the projects that languished by the wayside.

I have a pseudo political thriller called Flags of the Forgotten that I want to wrap up. It stars Bobby Bridger from Whispers.  There’s also Sinful, a King-ish style story where a young man can see the sins of others and decides to take action to try and prevent some of the evil that he sees from happening. I’ve also broke ground on Caldera II. I won’t say much at this point other than it is only in the first few chapters and focuses more on the survivors. Corson II has been abandoned at this point. Maybe some time in the future I’ll return to it, but as for right now, it doesn’t look good.

Anyway, back to the grind stone. I hope that you enjoy Mind Trip and should you decide to test drive Hunter, I hope that you enjoy it as much as the betas and the editor did.

 
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Posted by on November 6, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

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Mind Trip

Available for pre-order now: Mind Trip.

I’ve always said that I’m not a short story writer. I never felt like I could do what others could…creating a new world with believable characters within a few short pages. That was pure magic to me.

When I was first approached and asked to submit for a charity anthology, I really didn’t think I could pass muster. The readers didn’t agree. One led to another which led to another and before I realized it, I had all of this tales sitting on my computer begging to be shared.

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These are just a few of the dark and twisted ideas that have run through my mind over the years. Join me in a journey to the darker side of short story fiction.

Mobsters intent on ruling the world reveals that sometimes you just can’t go home.

The release of a zombie virus on a small rural college town, followed by the ramifications on the parent company and the results of trying to hide your culpability.

Sometimes reality isn’t what you think it is. Those noises in the attic may not be rats…

Dwelling on the past can be introspective but refusing to let go will skew your reality.

When asking Santa for something, remember to be specific.

The search for ultimate truth and knowledge opens the creator to dark influences.

You know you are about to die. You want nothing more than to protect your loved ones. In a fever induced delirium you lead the threat away from those you care most about.

 

 
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Posted by on October 13, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

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MS5 Homecoming on Audible!

It took everything I had to keep my trap shut about this. Usually I’ll announce weeks or even months ahead and ruin the surprise. Not this time.

I got lucky and stumbled across a very talented voice actor. We chatted a bit and he decided that the Monster Squad series was something he was interested in. Since I lost Jack Voorhies as the voice of the squads, I had to find somebody new and I feel like Max was the best person to fill the role.

Let me introduce you to him:

MZ for ACX

Maxwell Zener is a New York based actor, with more than 20 other audiobooks to his credit. He’s especially drawn to stories that combine action and suspense with characters that are a bit broken, hurt, or flawed. So my MONSTER SQUAD series is a particular favorite, and he’s thrilled to narrate HOMECOMING. You may have seen him on screen in BOARDWALK EMPIRE or the indie sic-fi movie JIM. Take a trip to NYC, and you might see him on stage too.
If you like Max’s take on HOMECOMING, you might want to check out his work on Jonathan Brazee’s military sci-fi series THE UNITED FEDERATION MARINE CORPS at http://www.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/Captain-Audiobook/B011DDXCCA or the Young Adult coming of age vampire novel GROWING UP DEAD by Greg Wilkey at http://www.audible.com/pd/Teens/Growing-up-Dead-Audiobook/B00W2FD0DU
In the meantime, if you’ve been waiting to sink your teeth into the second saga and want to jump into Homecoming, here are the links:
If you really like to go through your audiobooks quickly, have no fear. Max is the fastest narrator I’ve ever seen…er, heard. He’ll be starting on MS6 pretty soon and I expect it to go just as smoothly as 5 did.
Thanks for all of your support and enjoy!
 
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Posted by on August 19, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

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